26 March 2019
In May, I will make my debut with the Orchestra of Opera North, featuring the world premiere of Kevin Malone’s violin concerto “A Day in the Life” with Andy Long on violin. This will be a unique musical experience for audiences: “A Day in the Life” is the brainchild of Andy Long, Associate Leader of The Orchestra of Opera North, and Kevin Malone, composer at the University of Manchester. We are giving three world premieres, which represents a gift back to the dozens of members from textile communities in Leeds and Bradford who contributed their stories to help make this music possible. A Day in the Life for violin and orchestra tells the hour-by-hour struggle in a typical day of a 19C indentured child worker – the real Oliver Twist – in Northern textile mills.
There are FIVE concerts in Leeds, Saltaire, Pudsey, Morley and Bradford! Ticket are available here and more information about the project can be viewed here.